Archive for June, 2014

1st Place Grade 5-8 &  Best Seabird  MME Marine  Art Contest

1st Place Grade 5-8 &
Best Seabird MME Marine
Art Contest


The Massachusetts Marine Educators (MME) and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary have announced the winners of the 2014 Marine Art Contest, selected from nearly 800 entries.

Congratulations are extended  to Daniel Xue for his first place win and Best Seabird illustration in this year’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Art Contest.  Daniel received $50.00 along with 4 tickets to the New England Aquarium for his 1st Place win in the 5-8 Grade Category.  He also

received a $20 check  for  Best Seabird.

Congratulations are also extended to Kaitlyn Foley, who received Honorable Mention for her American Lobster drawing.

The artwork can be seen on the sanctuary’s website  http://stellwagen.noaa.gov.   The art work will be included in a traveling exhibit. Some of the exhibit sites will include the JFK Federal Building in Boston,  Cape Cod National Seashore’s Salt Pond Visitors Center, and Salem National Historic Park’s Visitor Center.  Art work will also be featured in a school year calendar.

Congrats to all MSMS students who submitted work!

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NYC Celebrates National Scholastic Art Awards 2014

Congratulations Benny Grubner National Gold  Medal Award Winner

National Gold Medal Winners 2014

National Gold Medal Winners 2014

Last weekend, Mrs. Rogers and I were privileged to attend the National Scholastic Art & Writing awards.  Hundreds of award-winning teens and educators from across the country gathered in New York City to attend events in their honor. The annual National Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Hall took place on Friday, June 6.  National Award-winning high school seniors were honored on stage and Artist Kay WalkingStick received the program’s Alumni Achievement Award, which was presented by fashion designer Zac Posen.During the ceremony, Emmy® Award–winning actor David Strathairn read work by the National Student Poets and entertainer Nick Cannon sent excitement through the audience with his closing remarks reminding students to never give up on their dreams, no matter the obstacles. “Our nation’s creative future is in your hands,” said Nick Cannon to the National winners. “You guys are the thinkers. You guys are the builders, the leaders and the trailblazers and you’re a shining example of truth and courage. This is your first step into breaking boundaries and expressing a vision that is uniquely yours, and a voice that is authentic and bold and searingly honest. It’s that honesty that’s going to make you stand out.”

Nick Cannon, Kay Walkingstick    and  David Strathairn

Nick Cannon, Kay Walkingstick and
David Strathairn

Burlington was represented among the medalists by the work of current ninth grader, Benny Grubner. While in his eighth grade art class, Benny created a distinctive oil pastel drawing of a Cuban car (a 1955 Chevy Bel Air to be exact), and his work was prominently displayed among others at the National Student Exhibition, located in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center Gallery, at Parsons the New School for Design.

Gold Medal Exhibition

Gold Medal Exhibition




– See more at: http://blog.artandwriting.org/2014/06/09/celebrating-the-most-talented-and-creative-teens-in-america/#sthash.n1E1841f.dpuf


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Congratulations to 7th Grade Student Gati Aher, for her 1st Place prize-winning poster .

Gati was presented with a $200.00 check at a luncheon held on May 30th at the Sheraton in Framingham.  Her poster will be featured in the

Arson Watch Reward Calendar 2015  along with other first place winners from across Massachusetts.


Middlesex County  1st Place Winner

Middlesex County
1st Place Winner


Gati with proud Parents

Gati with proud Parents


7th Grade Friends and Teachers, Mrs. Rogers and Ms. Phillips

7th Grade friends and teachers Mrs. Rogers and Ms. Phillips


















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